Oak Park child care program expanding

An unprecedented increase in the demand for child care in Oak Park has led to a waiting list for one popular before- and afterschool program. Run by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, the Oak Park program provides care for students from 6:45 a.m. until school begins and after school until 6 p.m. The programs are at Red Oak […]

Agoura Hills General Plan update ready

The Agoura Hills Planning Commission accepted public comment Jan. 21 on a draft environmental impact report, the final step before the adoption of the city’s General Plan update next month. The General Plan is the framework for city development over the next 20 years. The environmental report is required by the California Environmental Quality Act. Since the city of Agoura […]

At the Library

The Calabasas Library will host the following events in February. All events are free and no tickets are required. The library is at 200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas. For more information, call the library at (818) 225-7616, ext. 3 or visit www.cityofcalabasas .com/library.html. •The Ojai Raptor Rehab center will teach children about birds of all kinds, such as owls and […]

No, Agoura Hills is not going to pot

I finally reached the point where I had to address the hysteria regarding a new business in Agoura Hills. Sam’s Tobacco, Cigar and Hookah opens and even though the owner complies with all laws, all the “Chicken Littles” come out and wring their hands while spewing moral indignation. I say, enough already. Let the marketplace dictate success. If there are no […]

Generations linked arm in arm

Tell us how you and yours fell in love

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to steal your heart. Do you remember the moment your spouse or loved one walked into your life? Was it love at first sight? Did fireworks go off and Cupid’s arrow find its mark? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, The Acorn invites you to tell us how you […]

Ski club offers a variety of sports

The Conejo Ski and Sports Club provides the greater Conejo Valley area with a year-round club where active adults can share outdoor and social functions at affordable prices. February events will include Mammoth skiing, volleyball, tennis, bridge, hikes and a Valentine’s Day party.  The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 8 to 9 p.m. at […]

Oak Park senior standout a San Francisco treat

Varney will play college ball in Bay Area

Next stop: San Francisco. Seventeen-year-old Lauren Varney was born and raised in Oak Park. A senior for the Oak Park High girls’ basketball team, Varney long ago established herself as one of the area’s premier hoops talents. It was on local blacktops and in nearby gymnasiums where the 5-foot-11 forward honed her skills from a young age, refining the powerful […]

Pipe down, all you smoke shop critics

I am appalled at the accusations flying at the tobacco shop that has opened up at Lake Lindero Drive and Thousand Oaks Boulevard. Having read the letters in recent issues, I stopped into the shop to see what all the fuss was about. Far from a “head shop,” I found the shop and its patron pleasant and law-abiding. The den […]

Dealing with financial stress

Gateway Church will sponsor an eight-week Financial Peace Seminar at the 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday services beginning Jan. 31 at the church, 29646 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The series is intended to help people move from financial stress to financial peace. Everyone that signs up for one of the 13 discussion groups meeting weekly throughout the Conejo Valley will […]

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